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UAE bristles with gifted writers, says Dubai Abulhoul
DUBAI: As part of the “Qudwa” initiative, the Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) hosted a knowledge-sharing session, presenting Dubai Abulhoul to senior female students of Zayed University in Dubai. To mark Emirati Women’s Day, the “Qudwa” initiative was launched by Sheikha Manal Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Women Establishment, and wife of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and UAE
 
 
UAE-Indonesia bilateral relations going north, says Consul General
DUBAI: Indonesian Consul General Arzaf Firman said the diplomatic relations between his country and the UAE have been continually improving. “Since the visit of President Jokowi to Abu Dhabi and Dubai in Sept. 2015 on the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, a lot have been seen as the signs of the improved bilateral relation
   
‘Hijri year moment for reflecting on Prophet’s life’
DUBAI: The new 1439th Hijri year which started on Thursday should be a turn for thinking on the “memory of the Prophet (PBUH)’s Hijra (migration) from Makkah to Medina, as it was one of the greatest milestones in human history,” urged the clerics. The Hijri (AH) calendar was started by the Islamic third caliph, Umar Ibn Al Khattab, spanning from the event of the Prophet’s (PBUH) migration. The history of the Islamic calendar
 
 
UAE Foreign Minister meets OIC Secy General
NEW YORK: Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met Dr Yousef Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed and Dr Al-Othaimeen discussed means of boosting relations between the UAE and the OIC in various fields, stressing the UAE’s
   
Ministry official attends Nepalese Embassy reception
ABU DHABI: Ahmed Saeed Elham Al Dhaheri, Assistant Under-Secretary for Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, attended a reception hosted by Netra Bahadur Tandan, Charge d’affaires at the Nepalese Embassy, on the occasion of his country’s National Day. The ceremony, which was held at the InterContinental Abu Dhabi, was also attended by members of Arab and foreign diplomatic
 
 
‘UAE, Saudi role models of tolerance’
ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates, UAE, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have set a good example of the established values of tolerance and peace, and they represent the symbols of brotherhood, intimacy, co-operation and solidarity, stated Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance. “The bonds between the UAE and Saudi Arabia are deep-rooted in history, and the two countries maintain exceptional and
   
Vanuatu exempts Emiratis from entry visas
NEW YORK: The United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Vanuatu have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to exempt UAE nationals carrying diplomatic, private, VIP and regular passports and nationals of Vanuatu carrying diplomatic and private passports from obtaining pre-entry visas while travelling to both countries. The MoU was signed by Dr Thani Bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the
 
 
Man injured in cooking gas cylinder explosion
SHARJAH: An Asian in his 50s sustained medium injuries when a cooking gas cylinder at his home exploded on Friday. Colonel Adel Al Mazmi, fire expert at the Criminal Investigation Department of Sharjah Police, said that the incident was reported to the police in the early hours of Friday. The explosion of the cylinder in the Asian’s flat, located on the first floor of a residential building in Sharjah Industrial Area number
   
World’s first Gender Balance Guide for workplace out today
DUBAI: Sheikha Manal Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council and wife of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs, commended the exceptional efforts of the Council team and its members for their key regional and international achievements. Some of these included the development of the
 
 
3 Asians kill restaurant worker
ABU DHABI: The Criminal Court in Abu Dhabi reviewed a case of 3 Asian countrymen charged with deliberately killing a worker with a brick, a stick and a blunt object. The Court decided to defer the case to hear the defence and testimonies of the witnesses on Oct.16. According to the witnesses, the second suspect assaulted the victim, while the latter was doing some cleaning tasks in front of the restaurant, where he was working.
   
Dewa lab gets ISO/IEC accreditation
DUBAI: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa)’s Central Laboratory has been accredited for ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by the Dubai Accreditations Centre (DAC). The accreditation includes the requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, and is adopted by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The accreditation is for both
 
 
UAE Girl Guides Movement joins meet
NEW DELHI: The UAE Girl Guides Movement (UAEGG) is participating in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts’(WAGGGS) 36th World Conference. The five-day conference, running from Sept.18 to 22 in New Delhi, India, included several discussions and expert panels that aligned with the UAEGG’s visions of an updated and progressive system to develop governance, management and sustainability systems and further increase
   
All are equal before law, say Dubai Police
DUBAI: Dubai Police arrested a British national on Sept. 10 for an offensive road gesture, after it received an official complaint from an Asian national. The Asian was with his family at the time of the incident that took place on Al Khail Road in Dubai. Dubai Police referred the case to the Dubai Public Prosecution as the complainant refused all attempts for amicable reconciliation. He considered the act a disrespectful and
 
 
Short Take: A crying man
With the heavy emotions he kept inside, he mourned until the sun put its golden rays behind the mountains. They told him “shame”; shame on a man who cries, but did they know what he was going through? He kept begging God not to take her away, but there she is laying down, still and stiff, moving none of her organs and saying no words. He was desperately unable to save the situation. Tears shed on his chubby cheeks until
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